Comparative analysis of emerging markets hedge funds and emerging markets benchmark indices performance
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Many hedge funds are believed to yield considerable returns to investors; there is an assumption that suggests hedge funds seem uncorrelated with market fluctuations and have relatively low volatility. In recent years, emerging market hedge funds have experienced a higher capital inflow in periods when the diversification benefits of investing in emerging markets are higher. However, the strategy‟s share of the hedge fund industry‟s total capital flows has decreased significantly during the same periods: this might imply that investors have reallocated capital to other hedge fund strategies. This paper investigates whether emerging markets hedge funds have been as consistent in performance as the benchmark indices by presenting results of comparative analysis of two sample emerging markets hedge fund indices and two standard emerging markets benchmarks performance. The empirical study ranges from the period of January 2006 to December 2010.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
emerging markets hedge funds, benchmark indices
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-15570OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-15570DiVA: diva2:426006
Subject / course
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law